Leak detection is a critical aspect of plumbing. When you have a leak, it can waste water and money, but more importantly, it can also cause damage to your home. A plumber can perform leak detection for you and help you find the source of your leaks. Here are four ways a plumber can perform leak detection:
1. Visual Inspection
The first thing that a plumber will do when he or she comes to your home is to conduct a visual inspection of your pipes and fixtures. This will allow them to see if there are any signs of leaks or other problems with your plumbing system. They may use a flashlight or special equipment like infrared cameras to see if they can spot any signs of leaking.
2. Water Pressure Testing
The second way that a plumber will check for leaks is by doing water pressure tests on all of the pipes in your home. They will turn off all faucets, showers and toilets in order to isolate the water pressure in each area of your house so that they can determine if there are any areas where there is low pressure or no pressure at all. If there is low pressure or no pressure in an area where there shouldn't be any at all, then this could indicate that there is a leak in that area of your plumbing.
3. Leak Detection Fluid
The third way that plumbers will check for leaks is by using a special type of water called leak detection fluid. This is a clear liquid that has an additive in it that allows it to be seen through walls and other surfaces so that you can see where the leak is coming from. Leak detection fluid is used to find leaks in areas where it is difficult to see them, such as under the kitchen sink or behind walls. The plumber will apply this liquid around the area where they think there could be a leak and then use a UV light to see if there are any spots that show up in fluorescent colours.
4. Electronic Leak Detection Using A Moisture Metre
Moisture meters are small tools that allow you to scan for moisture under sinks or toilets where pipes tend to break when they've developed leaks. Once you've taken measurements around the areas where pipes may develop leaks, you can compare them with previous readings and determine if there has been any moisture increase over time. If so, then there's likely a leak somewhere nearby that needs repair work done by a professional plumber.
To find out more about water leak detection, contact your local plumber today.